Simon’s up for cancer charity marathon run

15:59 07 April 2014

Simon Stone pictured with wife Ciara ahead of his London Marathon run for Cancer Research UK.

Simon Stone pictured with wife Ciara ahead of his London Marathon run for Cancer Research UK.

Archant

An Exmouth man is taking on the London Marathon to celebrate his wife receiving the all-clear from cancer.

Simon Stone, 40, is running in the event on April 13 to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

He has never run a marathon before, but has been training intensely since September, before receiving the good news in December about wife Ciara.

Simon said: “My wife was diagnosed with cervical cancer five years ago and due to the skill of the NHS she has now passed the five-year marker and is now statistically known as a survivor.

“So, on this five-year marker, it feels a good time to take on a challenge and give something back.

“I also have family and work colleagues battling cancer, and have also lost work colleagues to cancer.

“So I am running for those who have fought, those who now fight, and those who no longer can.”

Simon and Ciara both work at Tesco, where they previously raised money for Cancer Research with a sponsored exercise bike ride, along with their children, Rachel and Dan.

Ciara, who was diagnosed following a routine smear test, said: “I was told I needed a biopsy as they had found something they thought was a tumour. Three weeks later I had a hysterectomy where they caught all of the tumour so I didn’t need to have chemo or radiotherapy.

“The children were small so we didn’t tell them – but in December, 2013, I had my all clear and we found out that Simon had got his place in the marathon, so the fundraising kicked in and that’s when we told the children about mum’s cancer and the reasons why we were fundraising.”

n To sponsor Simon, visit www.justgiving.com/SimonStoneLondonMarathon.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 14:12
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with Home Instead Senior Care.

A Budleigh-based care provider has teamed up with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service to create a stronger community support network for the elderly.

Read more
Tue, 13:41
Exmouth Christmas Cracker 2014. Ref exe 2813-50-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton.

Exmouth puts on a festive feast and turns on the lights

Read more
Tue, 09:00
Staff and school children open the new store on Fore Street

Pupils from Topsham School helped to open the new-look Co-op store in Fore Street.

Read more
Mon, 15:16

Concerned residents of Knowle village will be taking to the streets to ensure that motorists passing through keep to the speed limit.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read News

Photo Orders
Competitions
Subscriptions
Facebook
Family notices
Exmouth Journal E-edition

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition
Exmouth�s trusted business finder